Local Update - July 24, 2007

New Superintendent Signs Contract
Richmond County officially has a new superintendent this morning.
Dr. Dana Bedden and the School Board finalized his contract Monday.
August 1st will be his first day on the job.
His contract will pay him 185 thousand dollars a year.

Time to Care Back to School Hotline
Today News 12 is on your side to answer your questions for the back to school season.
Our "Time to Care Back to School Hotline" opens today.
Representatives from local school districts will be manning phones between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
They'll be at it again from 5:00 to 8:00 tonight.

Immunization Clinics for School Shots
Clinics are open in Richmond County to get your kids caught up on shots for school.
The hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
They're also open Tuesday from 8:00 am to 6:30 and Friday from 8:00 to noon.
In Columbia County, the clinic will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 p-m, Tuesday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Thursday from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Augusta Commissioners Announce Re-election Plans
Today, two Augusta Commissioners will announce they're running for re-election.
Don Grantham, who represents the Super District 10, and Jimmy Smith, who represents District 8, are both running for their seats again.

Broun Officially Beats Whitehead
Election results are now certified in the race for Georgia's 10th Congressional District.
100 percent of precincts report Dr. Paul Broun is the winner.
He has a 394 vote lead over Jim Whitehead.
This morning, the Whitehead camp says they'll likely call for a recount.

Castleberry Recall
Workers at Augusta's Castleberry plant are out of a job after a nationwide recall.
Federal investigators are trying to find out what caused the contamination of nearly 100 products.
Over the weekend, a recall on food expanded from 10 to 90 brands.
Health experts say the food was likely undercooked, causing a big risk of botulism.
A Georgia Tech student was recently hospitalized for eating the food.

Nissin Food Recall
Nissin Foods is recalling several of its shrimp-flavored noodle products.
The company says the seafood-flavored powder used in the products contain cod and lobster, in addition to the shrimp.
The recalled products are Nissin Original Chow Mein Shrimp, Nissin Cup Noodles Shrimp,
Great Value Instant Shrimp, Thrifty Maid with Shrimp Oriental Noodles with Vegetables, and Jehling Ramen Noodle Soup Cup with Shrimp and Vegetables.


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